Laurie Redfield, LCSW
Founder, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Executive Director and Therapist
Dr Laurie Redfield/LCSW has been working with children and families for over 35 years now. I met my husband in the field and we have been together since 1986 along with our three fur babies.
Together we have worked in residential settings, both in New Jersey and Maine, therapeutic foster home in Maine caring for foster children in such settings as Spurwink and Sweeter agencies.
I finished my bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Maine in Social Work. I attended Boston University for my master’s degree in clinical social work and my doctorate at the University of Tennessee.
I have worked in government positions as casework for the State of Maine as a child protection worker for 5 years, school systems both public and private as an outpatient clinician and director of social services for over ten years at Hebron Academy. I have worked in community based mental health agency as a clinician, crisis worker and supervisor of case management services for children and adults.
I went out on my own as a private outpatient mental health therapist in 2011 servicing the community of Norway and surrounding townships. I work with all age groups as specializing in a small community is difficult. My specialty if I were to choose is working with adults that have unresolved childhood trauma and working with children providing play therapy. In my practice I work with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with a variety of issues from grief and loss, alcoholism/drug usage both active and affected by, divorce, trauma-based issues, affected by others, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse trauma. I do not work with sexual offenders,
I work from a relationship basis so if for some reason I am not a good fit I will make effort to find someone who is a good fit.
Erica Johnson has been with A Life’s Compass since August 2020. Erica has brought her expertise to the team and is sharing her knowledge in customer care, streamlining processes, and integrating best practices. Erica is a practicing Certified Reiki Master, Notary Public and is a CIPSS (Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist). She enjoys hiking, rock digging, sewing and alternative healing therapies. Erica lives with her husband and their two cats Wallace & Grommit.
Karol Terry, MSW
Karol has over 5 years of experience in the social service field. Previously, she worked in residential settings for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, therapeutic foster care, children’s behavioral health, and is certified in crisis prevention. Karol has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and is working towards a Conditional Clinical License in Social Work. Karol has a passion for strengthening families and helping people become the best versions of themselves. Outside of work, Karol enjoys digital art, crochet, and traveling.
Torri-Marie Pappas, LMSW-CC
Torri-Marie Pappas has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families since 2000; first as a special education teacher then as a social worker for the last 9 years. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Maine Farmington with a BA in psychology and a BS in early childhood education with K-3 Certification. She completed her Master’s in Education at Lesley University in 2012. She recently completed her Master’s in Clinical Social Work at Capella University in March 2022.
Throughout her career, Ms. Pappas has worked in areas of several different public school systems, government agencies, crisis services and assessment, domestic violence and mental health services. Ms. Pappas is looking forward to meeting clients and helping support their individual needs.
Case Manager/ MHRT-C
MacKenzie has 2 years of experience in the social service field. Previously, she worked as student mentor, contact tracer, and prevention specialist with experience in school settings, pandemic relief, mental health, and substance use. MacKenzie has a Bachelors of Science in Community and Public Health Education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. In her work, MacKenzie is passionate about making community connections, advocating for what is best for the individual, and having fun while working towards goals. When MacKenzie is not working she enjoys hiking, crafting, and spending time with her friends and family. MacKenzie is a life-long learner, and is consistently looking for educational opportunities, trainings, and life experiences to become a better provider.
Noelle has been with A Life’s Compass since January 2021. She took on the job here with little to no experience in the mental health field or in a office setting. Since then she has become more knowledgeable in both areas and has become a wonderful asset to the agency. Noelle is currently attending Central Maine Community College (CMCC) for her associates degree in accounting. Noelle is also a volunteer member of a local fire department as a fire/police member. Outside of work and school Noelle loves to spend time with her husband, 4 children, and 6 grandchildren. Noelle also enjoys spending time with her friends and going shopping. Noelle has recently gained an interest in traveling to different places she has never been too.
Jack is our therapy dog. Jack is a shorkie a mix between a Shetland and yorkie. He is a wonderful addition to our office and greets everyone with a wag. He will seek attention by wanting a pat and a belly rub from all.